Halliday Sutherland

"A born writer, especially a born story-teller. Dr. Sutherland, who is distinguished in medicine, is an amateur in the sense that he only writes when he has nothing better to do. But when he does, it could hardly be done better." G.K. Chesterton.

Book review of Exterminating Poverty

I was delighted to see Exterminating Poverty featured in Sir Steven Wilkinson’s Good & Prosper newsletter. Two excerpts:

“Mark Sutherland and his brother Neil who collaborated with him on this splendid book are the grandsons of that Scottish doctor Dr. Halliday Sutherland and set out to celebrate the life and times of their paternal grandfather by focusing on his successful defence against a charge of libel brought against him in 1922 by Marie Stopes, one of the leading proponents of the Eugenics movement and the founder of the first birth control clinic in 1921, exactly 100 years ago. They also maintain a website dedicated to Dr Sutherland’s life and works which contains excellent source material.”

“I won’t spoil the read by revealing how Dr. Sutherland’s trial culminates but I can heartily recommend the book his grandsons have compiled and the work they have done in honouring his memory and his brave and principled stand against the sociopathic elitist philosophy which as it ran its course caused so much harm and suffering. Dr. Sutherland’s own medical conviction combined with his sensitivity to the ethical aspects of eugenics and his courage in standing up for both are salutary and provide timely reminders of what is both necessary and possible in facing down similar challenges to life and liberty today.”

Sir Steven Wilkinson in the Good & Prosper newsletter, 4th June 2021

You can read the full review here. I subscribe to the Good & Prosper newsletter because it combines a literary style with erudite content. You can subscribe for free by clicking here (opens the Good & Prosper website in a new tab).

Mark Sutherland, Curator, hallidaysutherland.com

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This entry was posted on 5 June 2021 by in "Exterminating Poverty" Book.

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